The solution to your hair and nails problems
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We normally have more than 120,000 hairs on our heads. Some 85% are in the anagen phase (growth) and 15% in the catagen and telogen phases (stopped growing or are falling out). We lose an average of 50 to 100 hairs per day, which are replaced. Iron deficiency is very common in women and can cause excessive hair loss.
Nails are made of keratin, which is also found in the hair. Many factors put your nails at risk and can make them brittle: poor diet, dry or cold atmospheres, detergents, unsuitable nail varnish or manicures. A balanced diet is recommended for strong, healthy nails.
Its biotin content helps keep hair and nails healthy.
It protects cells against oxidative stress and increases iron absorption.
It contributes to the normal synthesis of proteins such as keratin, which is essential for hair and nail growth.
We spend more time outdoors in the summer time, it’s warmer and may be more humid than other times of the year. Prolonged sun exposure evaporates the moisture in hair, leaving it dry. Dry hair looks and feels dull, flat and lifeless. That’s why it’s advisable to use products to keep your hair healthy at this time of year.
Hair is constantly undergoing cell renewal, and an unbalanced diet can affect its growth and vitality. A poor diet can weaken the bulb, the hair’s manufacturing centre. A healthy, balanced diet, which includes animal proteins and vitamins and minerals from fruit and vegetables, is recommended. Vegetable fats and nuts will also help your hair to grow healthily.
We recommend that you do not use very hot water. You must now be wondering, what is the right temperature? It’s easy: you should use water at your body temperature, or five degrees higher or lower. This does not weaken the hair fibre or root and has no negative effect on our hair.
Hormone levels change during pregnancy, and oestrogen levels increase. This prevents hair loss. Some women even notice that their hair is thicker than usual during the nine months of pregnancy. It is after delivery, if women do not breastfeed, that their hormone level falls back to normal and hair loss begins.
Cutting your hair does not affect the source of its growth, the follicles, which determine how much it grows. However, cutting your hair regularly does help to improve its quality. This is as important or even more important than the speed at which hair grows.
No. Hair needs to be free from agents that could be harmful for the scalp, such as dust, grease and dirt. Without correct hygiene, the hair does not receive enough oxygen. It is important, however, to use a good shampoo that is not too harsh and maintains the properties of both the hair and scalp. On-going use of harsh shampoo can have a negative impact on hair, as it will eventually lose its shine, strength and volume.